TheaterWorks announces its 2018-2019 Season

HARTFORD, CT – May 13, 2018

Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero announced today that TheaterWorks 2018-2019 Season will include The River by Jez Butterworth, A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath, Fully Committed by Becky Mode, and Actually by Anna Zeigler.  The fifth and final production will be announced shortly.

Rob said “I’m excited by the adventure this season – our renovation season – presents. It comes with challenges but we think it also offers great opportunities, creatively. Part of the season will be produced in different space and we’re looking forward to the challenges that brings us and our audience. We’ll share the same intimate experience but through a news lens. At the close of the season, we’ll welcome everyone back to 233 Pearl where the experience will be everything TheaterWorks audiences have always known plus so much more.”

TheaterWorks will close its 32nd season with The Invisible  Hand by Ayad Akhtar running May 24 through June 23 and Hand to God by Robert Askins running July 20-August 19, 2017.

For more information contact Freddie at 860.986.7466 or freddie@theaterworkshartford.org


THE RIVER
By Jez Butterworth
Directed by Rob Ruggiero
October 4 – November 11

On a moonless night in August when the sea trout are ready to run, a man brings his new girlfriend to the remote family cabin where he has come to fly-fish since he was a boy. But she’s not the only woman he has brought here – or indeed the last.  Erotic, chilling and poetic, The River asks: when we find each other, are we trying to recapture someone we once lost? In this haunting play from the 2015 Broadway season, we’re drawn into a world of love, loss, ritual and regret.

A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2
By Lucas Hnath
Directed Jenn Thompson
January 18 – February 24

Written by Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath, A Doll’s House, Part 2 explores, in uproarious fashion, the emotional chaos that results when Nora Helmer (of Henrik Ibsen’s classic) returns to the home from which she exited fifteen years earlier. Nominated for 8 Tony Awards in 2017, including best new play, A Doll’s House, Part 2 is a whip-smart, contemporary comedy. Ibsen never could have imagined a Nora with as much humor and sharp wit.

FULLY COMMITTED 
By Becky Mode
Directed by Bill Fennelly
March 21 – April 21

Jamison Stern (The Legend of George McBride) returns in this devastatingly funny one act that follows a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s number-one restaurant. Coercion, threats, bribes, histrionics—a cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing in their zeal to land the right table. Amid the barrage, Sam’s got his own needs to contend with—his recently widowed dad wants him home for Christmas, and he’s up for a choice part at Lincoln Center. While juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities and egomaniacal bosses, can he manage to look out for himself?

ACTUALLY
By Anna Ziegler
Directed by Taneisha Duggan
May 23 – June 23

At a raucous party during their freshman year at Princeton, Tom and Amber connect in ways that seem innocent enough at first. But as things progress, they find themselves in murky territory, with ramifications that could affect the rest of their lives. What actually happened between them? Tackling the highly charged topic of sexual consent, this play explores the intersection of gender and race on campus today, offering “a portrait of a generation” (The Boston Globe). This deeply felt, funny and thought-provoking play comes from fast-rising playwright Anna Ziegler.

TBA
July 25 – August 25

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